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North Korean Internet Downed by Suspected Cyberattacks: Researchers

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Internet access is strictly limited in North Korea. It is not known how many people there have direct access to the global Internet, but estimates generally place the figure at a small fraction of 1% of the population of about 25 million.

Credit: Kacper Pempel/REUTERS

North Korea's internet appears to have been hit by a second wave of outages in as many weeks, possibly caused by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, researchers said on Wednesday.

The latest incident took place for about six hours on Wednesday morning local time, and came a day after North Korea conducted its fifth missile test this month.

Junade Ali, a cybersecurity researcher in Britain who monitors a range of different North Korean web and email servers, said that at the height of the apparent attack, all traffic to and from North Korea was taken down.

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